ALL mosques are potential hotbeds of Islamic terrorism. ALL homegrown terrorists are affiliated with at least one mosque on American soil. So, 24/7 surveillance is indeed justified.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg has said the NYPD never considers religion in its policing. (He’s a damn liar) Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly has said police only go where investigative leads take them. But the document lists no leads justifying spying at Shiite mosques. (Every muslim could be a potential terrorist)
The New York Police Department recommended increasing surveillance of thousands of Shiite Muslims and their mosques, based solely on their religion, as a way to sweep the Northeast for signs of Iranian terrorists, according to interviews and a newly obtained secret police document.
The document offers a rare glimpse into the thinking of NYPD intelligence officers and how, when looking for potential threats, they focused their spying efforts on mosques and Muslims. Police analysts listed a dozen mosques from central Connecticut to the Philadelphia suburbs. None has been linked to terrorism (YET), either in the document or publicly by federal agencies.
(Look at the names on the FBI’s most wanted terrorists list. See any common characteristics?)
The Associated Press has reported for months that the NYPD infiltrated mosques, eaves dropped in cafes and monitored Muslim neighborhoods with plainclothes officers. Its spying operations were begun after the 2001 terror attacks with help from the CIA in a highly unusual partnership. (The NYPD have been successful in averting several Muslim terrorist plots in NYC, and spying on them is the reason why)
The May 2006 NYPD intelligence report, entitled “US-Iran Conflict: The Threat to New York City,” made a series of recommendations, including: “Expand and focus intelligence collections at Shi’a mosques.”
The document also calls for canvassing the Palestinian community because there might be terrorists there. “The Palestinian community, although not Shi’a, should also be assessed due to presence of Hamas members and sympathizers and the group’s relationship with the Iranian government,” analysts wrote. READ MORE